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- Apr 15, '12 by VespertinasQuote from GingerRootBecause we like nursing?For those, who said nursing school wasn't that hard....why not just go on to medical school?? Why stop at nursing, when you can become a medical doctor and not have to take orders? Just a question..
(....and bc medical school and residency doesn't fit into my life.)
But mostly "because I LOVE nursing"
- Apr 15, '12 by Tuesday17I have 38+ nursing books. Holy cow! Just graduated with honors and the last few years has been HARD as hell. It is nothing like University BS, etc. Ask anyone who already has a degree. It is hard and only 1/3 of my original class passed.
- Apr 15, '12 by snow_bearI think nursing school will be very demanding and time-consuming, but not particularly difficult to learn the material. As my A&P instructor likes to say, "It's not quantam mechanics!"
- Apr 15, '12 by MeriwhenI'll say that the RN-BSN program has been easy so far. But that's because I already have a good background from both the ADN and real-life nursing experience. Plus, there's a lot less pressure on me, because no matter how I do in school (pass or fail), I'll still be a RN So I'm getting into the classes more and really appreciating most of them, instead of focusing just on staying alive grade-wise.
Now the ADN program that I had to take first, that's a different story
- Apr 15, '12 by GingerRootAnd this is the reason why I feel nursing as a profession has a LONG way to go, in how we are viewed by the public.
As long as people on an "allnurses" website....conclude that the nursing curriculum is "easy breezy", the less respect we get in regards to what we do. If nursing is easy...and its not a big deal, then maybe you need to challenge yourself and try medical school.
There is a reason why 140 students start in Nursing 1, and 40 people graduate....(as in my case).
CJ....you posted that you are "about to start nursing school, and have a 3.94 GPA, and never once thought A&P or micro were hard"...You are very fortunate and you have GREAT an advantage over many, many people (myself included).
I graduated, passed NCLEX.... and the thought of going through what I went through to obtain my BSN all over again, scares me to death..
If your GPA is that high CJ, and micro and A&P were a breeze, I'm sure you can become a doctor...and "encompass the patient as a whole".
You are more than intelligent enough to make that connection..
- Apr 15, '12 by GingerRootOne of my classmates, while we were in the program....sang the same song. He always said "nursing" wasn't as hard as medical school...
LOW and Behold....he applied to 4 Medical Schools (in 3 different states)...and couldn't get into any one of them.
And while in nursing school, he obtained a prescription for Adderall...and I never understood why he needed the so-called "study-drug"... because the content...according to him was so easy.
Makes you think...huh?
- Apr 15, '12 by maccheeseUm, nursing school is not easy. Yes, it is easier if you do not have to work, have a significant other, or have kids. For those who comment that Micro and A & P were easy, yes, they probably were because you're learning vocabulary and functions. In nursing, EVERY question will be applying the vocab and knowledge of those functions in formats you can never imagine. You will RARELY get asked a question of how a kidney works, but what's the priority action for a nurse to take for renal failure patient who has urine specific gravity out of range and has made the statement "I have no reason to live."
- Apr 15, '12 by maccheeseYou're right, its not quantum mechanics, but its a totally different way of thinking that EVERY nursing student has had a doozy grasping. Its not about learning the material, its ALL about application.
Quote from snow_bearI think nursing school will be very demanding and time-consuming, but not particularly difficult to learn the material. As my A&P instructor likes to say, "It's not quantam mechanics!"
- Apr 15, '12 by prettymica23 textbooks and this is just the first semester of lpn-rn bridge.. I didn't have half as many( I don't think) in LPN school.Last edit by prettymica on Apr 15, '12 : Reason: missed something
- Apr 15, '12 by StcroixNursing school is tough, but do-able. I can tell you that it is much harder than when I went to graduate school including biochem, and several other lab courses. Mostly the volume thrown at you so fast.